Period
to 20 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 137 149
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 -29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 175 605 658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.14% 2.33% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.85% 8.37% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 203 499 594
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £74,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,228 7,227 7,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.23% 27.80% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,562 5,258 6,010
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +105 61 £47,500 -7.32% 15
Hampshire +56 46 £45,000 +38.46% 12
Surrey -22 36 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Berkshire +81 35 £52,500 -4.55% 6
Buckinghamshire +76 24 £47,500 - 5
West Sussex -21 20 £68,500 +24.55% 2
Oxfordshire +64 13 £47,500 +46.15% 4
East Sussex +61 5 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Kent +47 5 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 146 (83.43%) Microsoft
2 102 (58.29%) MCSE
3 98 (56.00%) Windows
4 94 (53.71%) Azure
5 91 (52.00%) Active Directory
6 84 (48.00%) Office 365
7 57 (32.57%) VMware
8 53 (30.29%) MCSA
9 43 (24.57%) SQL Server
10 41 (23.43%) Hyper-V
11 39 (22.29%) SQL
12 37 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (20.00%) Windows 10
14 34 (19.43%) ITIL
14 34 (19.43%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (18.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 32 (18.29%) Windows Server 2016
16 32 (18.29%) SCCM
16 32 (18.29%) Cisco
17 31 (17.71%) Degree
18 30 (17.14%) Windows Server
19 29 (16.57%) PaaS
19 29 (16.57%) IaaS
19 29 (16.57%) CCNA
19 29 (16.57%) Firewall
20 27 (15.43%) MS Exchange
20 27 (15.43%) MCP
20 27 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
20 27 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
21 26 (14.86%) Skype

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (10.29%) SharePoint
4 17 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.86%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.86%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 94 (53.71%) Azure
2 84 (48.00%) Office 365
3 29 (16.57%) IaaS
3 29 (16.57%) PaaS
4 17 (9.71%) AWS
4 17 (9.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (8.57%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (8.00%) Power Platform
7 7 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.00%) PowerApps
8 6 (3.43%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.29%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.71%) Yammer
11 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.14%) SaaS
11 2 (1.14%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.57%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.57%) Firewall
2 26 (14.86%) Skype
3 25 (14.29%) DNS
4 23 (13.14%) WAN
5 20 (11.43%) VPN
6 18 (10.29%) TCP/IP
7 16 (9.14%) Wireless
8 15 (8.57%) LAN
9 11 (6.29%) VoIP
10 10 (5.71%) DHCP
10 10 (5.71%) SAN
11 6 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.86%) Internet
12 5 (2.86%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.86%) Wireless Security
13 4 (2.29%) HTTP
14 3 (1.71%) Intranet
14 3 (1.71%) MPLS
14 3 (1.71%) SMTP
14 3 (1.71%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.00%) Power BI
4 4 (2.29%) DB2
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (7.43%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.86%) Legal
3 5 (2.86%) Marketing
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.57%) Architect
3 18 (10.29%) Consultant
3 18 (10.29%) IT Engineer
4 16 (9.14%) Analyst
4 16 (9.14%) Developer
5 15 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (6.29%) IT Support
9 10 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.71%) Cryptography Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) IT Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) CRM Developer
11 8 (4.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Designer
12 6 (3.43%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (3.43%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.14%) .NET
2 10 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 9 (5.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 9 (5.14%) Reactive Extensions
3 9 (5.14%) SOAP
3 9 (5.14%) WCF
3 9 (5.14%) Web Services
3 9 (5.14%) XML
4 4 (2.29%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.14%) LDAP
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.57%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.57%) ODBC
6 1 (0.57%) React
6 1 (0.57%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.29%) PKI
3 11 (6.29%) Private Cloud
4 10 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.71%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.86%) AS400
6 5 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.86%) EPoS
7 4 (2.29%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.29%) iSeries
7 4 (2.29%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.71%) iPad
8 3 (1.71%) iPhone
8 3 (1.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (56.00%) Windows
2 35 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 32 (18.29%) Windows Server 2016
4 30 (17.14%) Windows Server
5 27 (15.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.00%) Linux
9 12 (6.86%) Windows 8
10 10 (5.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.14%) Android
11 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.43%) ITIL
2 33 (18.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (12.00%) Migration
4 20 (11.43%) Project Delivery
5 19 (10.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (10.29%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (8.57%) Presales
7 15 (8.57%) TOGAF
8 14 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (8.00%) ITIL V3
9 13 (7.43%) CRM
9 13 (7.43%) Workflow
10 12 (6.86%) Business Continuity
10 12 (6.86%) Validation
11 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.29%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (6.29%) Information Security
11 11 (6.29%) Project Planning
12 10 (5.71%) Cryptography
12 10 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.29%) SQL
2 24 (13.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.29%) C#
4 5 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.29%) X++
6 2 (1.14%) DataFlex
7 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (58.29%) MCSE
2 53 (30.29%) MCSA
3 34 (19.43%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (17.71%) Degree
5 29 (16.57%) CCNA
6 27 (15.43%) MCP
7 22 (12.57%) Security Cleared
8 21 (12.00%) MCITP
9 18 (10.29%) SC Cleared
10 14 (8.00%) TOGAF Certification
11 13 (7.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (5.14%) CCNP
14 7 (4.00%) CCA
14 7 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (4.00%) RHCSA
15 6 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (2.86%) A+ Certification
16 5 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
17 4 (2.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) GDPR
1 6 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.86%) SLA
3 4 (2.29%) NCSC
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 91 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (23.43%) Hyper-V
3 37 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.86%) vSphere
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.71%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.71%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.14%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.14%) Docker
7 2 (1.14%) Firmware
7 2 (1.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 32 (18.29%) SCCM
2 21 (12.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.14%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.86%) SCOM
4 5 (2.86%) WMI
5 3 (1.71%) Nessus
5 3 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.71%) WSUS
6 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Terraform
7 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 146 (83.43%) Microsoft
2 57 (32.57%) VMware
3 32 (18.29%) Cisco
4 24 (13.71%) Citrix
5 11 (6.29%) Veeam
6 10 (5.71%) Gemalto
7 9 (5.14%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.57%) Meraki
9 5 (2.86%) iManage
10 4 (2.29%) Dell
10 4 (2.29%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.71%) Apple
11 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.71%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.14%) Capita
12 2 (1.14%) HP
12 2 (1.14%) Juniper
13 1 (0.57%) Oracle
13 1 (0.57%) SAP
13 1 (0.57%) Sybase